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Old April 8th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Guwahati water supply project

This thread has been created to keep track of the progress status of the major water supply projects being implemented in the city by various international agencies. Some major projects are :

1. 1600 Cr Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project

2. 443 Cr. Asian Development Bank (ADB) project

3. JNNURM funded water supply project

these projects will ensure 24x7 pre paid metered water supply to 2.5 million residents of guwahati by 2016.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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24-hr water supply in city by 2016

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GUWAHATI, March 29 – Health Minister and government spokesperson Himanta Biswa Sarma today told the Assembly that the city would have a 24x7 water supply system by 2016.

Answering a question from Anjan Dutta (Congress) regarding the abysmal civic amenities including water supply – in the city, Sarma said that the Rs 362-crore water supply project undertaken in 2006 covering an area from Bharalumukh to LGBI Airport would be completed by 2013.

Then, the Rs 1,200-crore water supply project being implemented with the support of a Japan bank for East Guwahati and some other parts of the city would see completion by 2015. The third project worth Rs 442 crore implemented with ADB assistance should be functional by 2016.

It may be mentioned that with depletion of ground water levels in several parts of the city, water crisis has assumed a serious problem. Moreover, the existing water supply schemes have failed to cater to the needs of the people.

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Old April 8th, 2013, 06:53 AM   #3
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Helpline solves project woes


Work in progress at a GMDA water supply project. File picture

April 7: The customer care centre of the Guwahati water supply project is playing a significant role in allaying inhibitions and creating awareness about the venture funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.


Ever since the pipe-laying work began, there have been several complaints about the delay in restoring the roads and bylanes where the pipes were laid. In certain areas, residents have alleged that they are being inconvenienced as the roads have been left open for very long.

“As part of our responsibility towards creating public awareness about the project, we set up a customer care centre in February to provide information and answer queries about the venture. Though it is yet to be fully operational, the centre has been able to throw considerable light on aspects such as pipe laying and subsequent road restoration,” said the project director Amit Sahai.

The average calls per day to the centre have come down to below 10 from over 30 calls per day initially, which indicates that the number of queries and grievances are declining.

“The centre has a toll free number, 1800-345-3615, where people can lodge complaints or get information between 10am and 5pm on all working days,” Sahai said, adding, “We hold public awareness meetings in various localities every month. Project engineers and other officials provide answers to the residents’ queries.”

On Saturday, such a meeting was held in the Fatasil Ambari area where concerns regarding the project delay were addressed.

Once the project, which began in 2011 and covers the south-central and northern parts of the city, is complete, it will provide treated water throughout the day with adequate pressure across 1000km through distribution pipe network. “We have completed about 200km of pipe-laying work in various localities,” he said.


The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority is implementing the project. The authority is also implementing two other urban water projects — the JNNURM funded West Guwahati Water Supply Project and the ADB assisted Assam Urban Infrastructure Development Project.

The pipes have to be hyro-tested first and this takes time. The (laid) pipes are filled with water for 24 hours to test for any leakage and to ascertain the amount of pressure they can withstand. Only after this can the restoration of roads begin.


On the delay in implementation of the project the official said, “Acquisition of land to set up facilities such as treatment plant and reservoirs takes time. As the land was not provided initially, work was affected.”

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Old April 8th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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2016 date for water plan - Dispur sets deadline to complete Rs 400cr ADB-funded project


Dispur, March 29: The state government has set a 2016 deadline for completion of the Rs 400-crore water supply project — funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) — covering parts of Dispur Assembly constituency.


Government spokesperson Himanta Biswa Sarma today told reporters that Dispur has initiated various projects to meet the drinking water crisis in the city. He said already two such projects, one under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and another funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), are under way.

“Those areas which have not been covered by the above two projects, will be under the ADB-funded project,” he added.

The South-West Guwahati Drinking Water Supply Project funded under (JNNURM) will be completed next year, Sarma said.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 350-crore project being executed by Gammon India at Sadilapur here on April 7, 2010. The project, which will produce 107 million litres of water per day (MLD), will cover areas on the western part of the city, from Bharalumukh to LGBI Airport.


The Brahmaputra will be source of water and the intake point will be in the West Kamakhya area. The water treatment plant will be at Sadilapur near Saraighat bridge. Of the total project cost of Rs 350 crore, Rs 200 crore has been released by the Centre under the JNNURM and the rest has been provided by the state government.

Sarma said the JBIC-sponsored Rs 1,600-crore drinking water scheme will be completed by 2015.

“By 2016, the entire population of the city will be covered by round-the-clock modern drinking water supply projects,” he said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of the JBIC-funded project in February last year.

This project will cover central areas of the city.

Earlier in the Assembly, Congress MLA Anjan Dutta expressed concern over scarcity of drinking water and ineffective garbage disposal in the city. Dutta said mounds of stinking garbage were lying on the roadside in different parts of the city such as Rukminigaon, Rukmininagar, Gandhibasti and so on.

Sarma later told reporters that the government would take all possible steps for effective cleaning of garbage. Seeking people’s co-operation, he said without their help, the government alone cannot solve the problem of garbage disposal.

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Old April 10th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #5
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GMDA allays privatisation fears - Officials inform residents that there is no plan to hand over water supply to private agency

April 9: The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority today declared that distribution of drinking water would not be handed over to any private company, allaying fears of a section of residents.

This was said in a meeting of GMDA officials with the members of Guwahati Sanmilita Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Mancha at its office. The members of the group demonstrated in front of GMDA office this morning against privatisation of drinking water and for repair all roads, which have been damaged to lay water pipes to implement a mega water supply scheme. They also decided to oppose the hike in urban property tax.

“There is absolutely no plan to hand over the distribution of drinking water to any private company,” said GMDA development officer Chandra Kamal Bhuyan to the representatives.

Besides Bhuyan, GMDA chairman Robin Bordoloi, managing director of Guwahati Jal Board Amit Sahai and GMDA chief executive officer M. Angamuthu met a 20-member delegation of residents which included several social activists like Hiren Gohain, Dhiren Barua, Benudhar Baruah, Dinesh Baishya, Ajay Dutta, Dwijen Bhattacharya, Kailash Sarma, Prafulla Mahanta and Khanin Deka.


The GMDA is implementing a Rs 3,000-crore water supply project to provide safe drinking water round the clock. Under the project, commissioning of water in the southwest zone of the city will be done by December this year, in North Guwahati by May 2015 and in South Guwahati by November 2015.

Bordoloi assured the delegates that there would be no water pipe laying activity till Bohag Bihu and they would repair as many damaged roads as possible before Bihu. “We will also repair the damaged roads. We will not be able to repair all the damaged roads but try to repair as many as we can,” said Bordoloi.

The Mancha also informed GMDA officials that if it failed to meet the demands of the citizens it would launch a movement all over the city. Secretary of the Mancha Akhil Ranjan Dutta said the memorandum submitted to the GMDA chairman has also been forwarded to chief minister Tarun Gogoi for information and appropriate action.

Dutta said it was agreed upon that GMDA would hold a series of consultations with the Mancha while preparing the draft rules on water regulation before submitting them to the government.

The Mancha appealed to residents to be vigilant and if required to come out onto the streets to resist the government’s move to privatise and commercialise water supply.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #6
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GMDA holds meet on new water supply project

GUWAHATI, July 12 – The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), implementing a new water supply project with new infrastructure, organised a meeting in Maligaon gate no.1 area here recently to make the people aware about the project and seek their co-operation for the ongoing construction work.

After completion of this project, the residents of Guwahati will get 24x7 clean and treated drinking water with adequate pressure. The project team informed that the project, owned by the State Government, was funded by JICA, a funding agency under the Government of Japan. The ‘Jal Board’ will be the sole authority and it will function with aid and advice of the State Government only. They also informed that the final customer registration forms for water connection has not yet been issued by the project authority and that public should strictly avoid buying any such forms sold by anybody else.

During the meeting, many residents of that area raised questions about the distribution network, coverage of the project, the connection charges and the water pressure they are going to get. They were also concerned about how pipe laying will be done in hill tops. The project engineers and other officials clarified the queries. As a part of responsibility towards public awareness and their grievance redressal, the project authority has established a customer care center. People can get any information regarding the project or can lodge their complaints by calling the toll-free number 1800-345-3615 on working days between 10 am to 5 pm.

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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Water supply to Southwest Guwahati by 2014


GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – Residents of Southwest Guwahati will get 24x7 clean and treated drinking water with adequate pressure by the end of next year as the water supply project in the city, implemented by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), is to be commissioned first in Southwest Guwahati area.
Work in this area is being carried out with the financial assistance of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).


For creating awareness and to consult with local residents of Durga Sarobar and Nilachalpur, a meeting was organised at Lalit Chandra Bharali College in Maligaon, on August 16.

At the beginning of the meeting, a documentary film, based on the project, was screened followed by a multimedia presentation on the project.

An interactive session was also organised by the project team, in which local people got a chance to clarify their queries.

The project team informed the public that this project is totally owned by the State government.

The Jal Board would be the sole authority and it will function with aid and advice of the State government only. In the meeting, the main concern of the residents of that area was regarding the area coverage and the project completion period. They also raised questions about the pipe-laying procedure and how pipe laying will be done in hilly areas.


As a part of responsibility towards public awareness and their grievance redressal, the project has established a customer care center.

People can get any information regarding the project or can lodge their complaints by calling to a toll free number on working days between 10am to 5 pm, said a statement.


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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #8
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Rs 100-crore vocational training project


NAGAON, Aug 18 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the State Government has taken a special Rs 100-crore project for vocational training of unemployed youths of the State, adding that due importance will be given to physically challenged youths under the scheme. He said this while attending the diamond jubilee function of the Sreemanta Sankar Mission here.
Gogoi praised the Mission for taking up various social welfare schemes and successfully implementing them. He declared a grant of one crore rupees for the Mission.


Attending the function, president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Imran Shah called upon the people to cultivate a positive attitude to work for the country, for the society and for mankind. He expressed the hope that the Mission would be a role model for the voluntary organisations of the country.

Social worker Hembhai in his address said that it was not individual properties, but the work done for the downtrodden that would be recalled in future.

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Dug-up roads to be restored


GUWAHATI, Oct 25 – Under the JICA-funded project meant for the south-central part of the city, there is a provision to restore the roads dug to lay the pipes to their original condition after completion of the hydro-pressure testing. The water being supplied under this project could be lifted up to a height of 12 metres at any point with a round-the-clock supply condition.

Water being supplied under this project will be safe to drink as it will be treated in accordance with all the set norms of hygiene, sources said.

A supervisory control and data accumulation (SCADA) system would be introduced for the first time in Guwahati to monitor and control the water quality, pressure and supply system from a central location.

The project will supply 135 litres of water to each of its consumers everyday.

The metering system to realise the cost of production would be such that the consumers would be charged only the nominal price so that operational and maintenance cost could be met. Capital cost of the project will not be recovered from the consumers of the project, sources said.


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Old October 26th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #10
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Work on Guwahati water supply projects under way

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GUWAHATI, Oct 25 – Work to execute the four under-construction water supply projects of the Guwahati metropolitan area is well under way. The four ambitious projects, financed by the Union Government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission (JNNURM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), are designed to cover a total population of 22,45,343 by 2030 and 33,41,029 by 2040.
According to official sources here, the JNNURM-funded South-West Zone Water Supply Project is estimated to cost around Rs 537 crore, while the ADB-funded project for the south-eastern part of the Guwahati metropolitan area is estimated to cost around Rs 600 crore and those of the two JICA-funded projects for the north and south-central parts of the Guwahati metropolitan area are estimated to cost around Rs 1,400 crore.

The JNNURM–funded project is to cover an area of 100.95 sq km, while the JICA-funded project for the northern part is to cover an area of 27.90 sq km and the project funded by this agency for the south-central part is to cover around 76 sq km. The ADB-funded project is to cover an area of around 71 sq km, sources said.

So far, about 75 per cent of the physical work of the JNNURM-funded project is completed and the three jack-well intake points of this project are expected to be completed by mid-June, 2014. Around 80 per cent of the civil construction work of its water treatment plant is over.

Of the 500 km of its distribution pipeline network, around 70 per cent is completed and it is expected that this project could be completed by mid-2014, sources said.


In the case of the northern part of the project, around 110 km of pipeline would be laid to cover an area of around 28 sq km. About 50 per cent of this pipe-laying work has been completed. Initial work on the intake points and treatment plant of the project has been taken up and physical works for the purpose are expected to start by early 2014, sources said.

The progress attained in the execution of the JICA-funded south-central part of the project is such that its water intake point at Kharghuli, with a 12-metre inside diameter jack-well, is already in the process of construction, while its 191 million-litre-per-day capacity water treatment plant is being installed at Kharghuli Hillside.

Water of this project would be stored in eight reservoirs after treatment and one of these reservoirs will be one of the biggest in the country with a storing capacity of 1.3 crore litres. About 40 per cent of this reservoir is completed and it is expected to be completed by early 2015. Two of its seven other reservoirs are completed and the rest five are in various stages of completion.

About 1,000 km of pipes of various diameters are being laid in different parts of the south-central area of the city and about 20 per cent of progress in this respect has been obtained so far.

Of the ADB-funded project meant for the south-eastern part of the city, around eight to nine per cent progress has so far been made. Though the actual physical work of the project is yet to start, its site has been handed over to the executor, sources said.

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